New SMS Marine Forecasts for Mediterranean, Northern France, Atlantic - Free Pan Mediterranean Forecast Launched On the Web

Every day offers multi day forecasts, together with synoptic charts including detailed forecasts for the Côte d'Azur and all French coasts, with sea state, wave heights, storm warnings, and a free large area Mediterranean forecast.

(PRWEB) April 3, 2005 -- Metmarine SARL has added to its range of services by including sea areas from Northern Spain, the Atlantic and Channel coasts of France to the Belgium border. All forecasts are supplied and translated directly from Meteo France, and are now available via SMS as well as the Internet.

Peter Herbert, the founder adds that “The new service was as per client’s request for a service that simply allowed ad-hoc forecasts to be received without prior registration. These are now available by typing MET {area code} and SEND to 80160. The area codes are as shown below. No access tokens are required. Many users found the telephone services were not audible in storm conditions, and with SMS the data can be easily stored and reviewed.

The new coastal forecasts are also available on the web site and also via Telephone Freefone in France 0800 9000 51 or 0161 444 8555, adding to the original Mediterranean service that is accessed via tokens that can be purchased on the Internet or during the call.

SMS messages are price at £1.50 with a maximum of £3 as detailed forecasts may be up to 3 or 4 messages in length, so these additional messages are sent free of charge so that detail is included. SMS storm warnings and wave heights are also available, selectable from the web site to coincide with the dates of your voyage, allowing for automatic receipt of SMS warning messages.

Charges for viewing the multi day forecasts and synoptic charts via the web are 2€ (£1.50) for unlimited access. To use the freefone service simply dial 0800 9000 51 in France and follow the instructions to purchase access tokens. To hear a demonstration, subscribe or access the service when in England dial 0161 444 8555. Prices include VAT. Metmarine is also listed in The Admiralty Book of Signals, 2004/5.

SMS Area Codes:
English Channel
Cap de La Hague to Penmarc'h              MET 22
Baie de Somme to Cap de La Hague     MET 50
Belgium border to Cap de La Hague
Including Dover and Kent Coast               MET 80

Atlantic Coast of France
Anse de L'Aiguillon to Spanish Border MET 40
Anse de L'Aiguillon to Penmarc'h     MET 85

Mediterranean (North)
Cote D’Azur (Menton to St Raphäel)     MET 06
Port Camargue to St Raphael               MET 13
Camargue to the Spanish Border               MET 34
Corsica                 MET 02

Large Area Forecasts
Mediterranean                       MET 200
English Channel and Atlantic               MET 300
North Sea                 MET 400
Wave Heights - Mediterranean              MET 500
List of codes                      MET 000

Example: Cote D’Azur Forecast: Type MET 06 and send to 80160

Metmarine Ltd is registered in the UK. SARL Metmarine is registered in France and is authorised to translate and distribute forecasts from Meteo France. Peter Herbert, the founder, is a qualified skipper with commercial endorsement and a background with the BBC, IBM, and was founder of The London Stock Exchange global real time data distribution department. He lives in the UK and France.

For more information please visit or contact:

Metmarine SARL       
Les Espaces de Sophia    
80, route des Lucioles    
BP 37    06901           
Sophia Antipolis Cedex    UK       

Metmarine Ltd
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London N13 4BS

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